Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on 25th May 2018 in line with GDPR requirements.

Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what personal information (data) about you we, Martin Hailes Design Ltd trading as Martin Hailes Design, will hold, how we collect it, and how we will use that information. We are required to notify you of this under data protection legislation. We may update this Policy from time to time. Please check this page occasionally to check that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. This privacy policy applies to our website https:martinhailesdesign.co.uk only. It is important to read the privacy policies of external websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policy and procedures of any other external website. Our Data Protection Officer is Martin Hailes and he can be contacted by email at to:martinhailesdesign@gmail.com”>martinhailesdesign@gmail.com

This policy was last updated on 25th May 2018.

What personal data we collect, where and why we collect it

When we say your “personal data”, we mean any information that identifies any person, that you provide to us, or that is contained in any other information that you provide to us (or that you authorise a third party to give to us on your behalf).  Your personal data includes the information you provide, or that you authorise someone else to provide, when you answer questionnaires, surveys, enter competitions or during a support enquiry about you and/or your organisation.  Examples of this personal data include your name, your email address, contact and/or employee names; and any correspondence when you contact us.  We do not collect or process special categories of personal data, as defined under GDPR.

Contacting you for Marketing Purposes

We may use your personal data to contact you by email, post, SMS, social media and/or telephone to let you know about our services, offers or product ranges which may be of interest to you and have legitimate business reasons for doing so. If you would like us to stop providing you with such notifications, just contact us by email at to:martinhailesdesign@gmail.com”>martinhailesdesign@gmail.com.

Cookies

A Cookie is a text file that downloads and stores information about your visit to the device you are accessing the site from. The details of your previous visit are remembered for the next time you visit the website using that device. Cookies help us improve the performance of the website as it remembers your preferences and we can make tweaks based on visitor behaviour and statistics. We sometimes place cookies on your device which help us serve relevant adverts to you when you visit other websites. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

The categories of cookies we use on the website and the function they perform is listed below.

1. Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for the website to operate correctly and cannot be disabled without ruining the usability of the website. The law does not require us to ask consent to use these cookies and they will always be placed when you use this website.

2. Analytical/performance cookies.

Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous data on how visitors use the website. They look at what pages are the most popular, how long visitors stay on them, if and when a user gets an error message and other similar useful data which we use to improve how the website works and make information easier to find. This data is anonymous and we cannot track you individually using analytics cookies.

3. Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. This enables us to potentially personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

4. Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Third Party Cookies

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, social media feeds, maps, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. It’s important for you to know that we have no access to or control over cookies used by these companies or third-party websites. We suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. Google provide information about their cookie and privacy policies including their YouTube service and G+ here http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

AddThis provides information about their cookie and privacy policies here http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy/
Facebook provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
Twitter provide information about their cookie and privacy policies here https://twitter.com/en/privacy#update

Blocking / Managing Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.
a few helpful articles on this:
• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
• Cookie settings in Firefox
• Cookie settings in Chrome
• Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

If the browser you like to use is not listed above, normally there is a ‘Help’ option on your browser to find out about how it handles cookies, or visit the site you downloaded it from for more information. Google analytics provide a browser plugin to prevent their analytics cookies being placed tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout”>https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or you can use your browser settings to disallow analytics cookies.
AddThis – To opt out of AddThis cookies go to http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mails, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing production assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services. Such companies and individuals will have access only to personal information needed to perform these functions, but may not use it for any other purposes and are required to process the data in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection legislation.

How long we retain your data

We will only retain your Personal Data for a limited period of time. This will be for as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Access to your personal data

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.You have the right to ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. There is no charge for such a request. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email to:martinhailesdesign@gmail.com”>martinhailesdesign@gmail.com
Changes to this notice We may change this privacy notice from time to time. If you use our website regularly, please visit this page regularly to check this notice.